SARGODHA, Nov 6 (APP): Prime Minister’s Kissan Package 2015 distribution
ceremony was held at Company Bagh here on Friday, in which money were distributed among the rice and cotton growers at the rate of Rs 5000 per acre.
Speaking on the occasion, District Coordination Officer (DCO)
Saqib Manaan said that seven facilitation centers had set up in
this regard at all tehsils of the district where 35,997 farmers
of 17648 acres of land located in 818 villages would be given
Kissan package amongst the farmers.
He disclosed that almost 102 farmers had been given cheques
worth Rs 5000/acre at facilitation center set up at Company Bagh
while distribution ceremonies were also held at other respective facilitation centers of the Tehsils.He said the Kissan package would be distributed among 6244
farmers of 197 villages of Tehsil Sargodha, Tehsil Bhalwal included
2744 farmers of 55 villages, Tehsil Bhera included 8706 farmers of
108 villages, Tehsil Sahiwal included 6244 farmers of 143 villages,
Tehsil Shahpur included 4359 farmers of 108 villages, and Tehsil
Silanwali included 2358 farmers of 4956 acres of land.
He said that pick and drop facility was being provided to
farmers from their respective villages to facilitation centre
while sitting facility had also been provided.
Among other participants of the ceremony were Assistant
commissioner Abdullah Khurram, EDO Finance Irfan Ahmed Sandhu,
EDO agriculture, representatives of the Bank of Punjab, officials
of NADRA and other officials of the concerned departments.